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#Books

# books - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Success for Vicky Phelan, Joe Duffy and Andrea Corr at Irish Book Awards

Here are this year’s winners.

# books - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

# books - Monday 11 November, 2019

Eight Irish novels longlisted for 2020 Dublin Literary Award worth €100,000

A total of 156 books have been longlisted for the award.

# books - Sunday 10 November, 2019

'I'm honouring her and other women who were abused': Tattooist of Auschwitz author returns with Cilka's story

We spoke to the best-selling New Zealand author during her recent trip to Ireland.

# books - Thursday 7 November, 2019

'Rock and roll had come to town': The fascinating tale of JP Donleavy and his final posthumous novel

The legendary JP Donleavy’s publisher writes about how the author brought a ‘sprinkle of stardust’ with him when he arrived in Ireland.

# books - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You meet people at the high and low points of their lives': What I learned when I quit my job to become a bookseller

When she handed in her employee badge, she had an ‘Oh God, what have I done?’ moment, writes Dawn Behan of Woodbine Books.

# books - Monday 21 October, 2019

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

# books - Monday 14 October, 2019

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo named as joint winners of 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Atwood has been awarded for The Testaments and Evaristo has been awarded for Girl, Woman, Other.

# books - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Robert Harris: 'People ask if I'd write about Boris or Trump; and I say no, because it's meaningless'

The historical novelist spoke to TheJournal.ie about his new novel, The Second Sleep.

# books - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

Six authors shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction

Irish author Kevin Barry had made the longlist for the 2019 awards. However, he did not make the shortlist.

# books - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the government pay for all primary school books?

Making primary school books free every year would “significantly reduce financial stress” on parents, SVP has argued.

# books - Sunday 11 August, 2019

The Irish For: Teaching toddlers Gaeilge through the art of storytelling

Story-time is a great way to teach preschoolers píosa Gaeilge, writes Darach Ó Séaghdha.

# books - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

American author Emily Ruskovich wins Dublin literary award worth €100,000

The International Dublin Literary Award is organised and sponsored by Dublin City Council.

# books - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Two Irish authors shortlisted for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

Sally Rooney and Bernard MacLaverty are among the 10 shortlisted nominees.

# books - Monday 1 April, 2019

Catholic priests in Poland burn Harry Potter and Twilight books

Photos show priests carrying a basket of books and other items including an African-styled face mask.

# books - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge 11 books to stick on your reading list for April Books

11 books to stick on your reading list for April

It’s not too early to start building that pile of books beside your bed for summer.

# books - Thursday 21 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge Gigi and Bella are reportedly using ‘books as accessories’ so here are 5 others they could use Ah Here

# books - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

From The Daily Edge We asked you about the first book that made you cry, and things got weepy Tear Jerkers

# books - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Opinion: 'My book club was my lifeline'

Book clubs are my lifeline. When we first floated the idea of a festival of books, I thought it was idle dreaming but it was a total success, writes Bridgit McGinnity.

# books - Sunday 24 February, 2019

'Irish society was based on a culture of secrecy for so long... but people have started to say no to that'

Tana French’s latest novel marks a departure from the successful author’s usual crime fiction- turning from the detective to the potential suspect.

# books - Sunday 3 February, 2019

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

# books - Friday 18 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019 Library

Why you should try and visit your local library more often in 2019

Now that they’ve scrapped fees, you can go back without fear of judgment.

# books - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Poll: Right so, how many books do you own? The Magic Of Tidying Up This post contains a poll

Poll: Right so, how many books do you own?

Just how many is too many?

# books - Sunday 6 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge 7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January Books Not Boredom

7 exciting reads to get you through the boredom of Dry January

Entertain your mind for a sec.

# books - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

# books - Sunday 30 December, 2018

From The Daily Edge Here are the books, movies, music, and television that DailyEdge.ie writers loved this year Year In Review

# books - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Susan Wood's snapshots of Ireland: 'I love photographing the clutter of people’s real lives'

US photographer Susan Wood has been capturing Irish life for the last 50 years.

# books - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Photos: This stunning new book showcases Dublin's beauty from the air

The book combines landmarks and landscapes from both city and county.

# books - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

# books - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From The42 Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity Memory Man This post contains videos

Jimmy Magee's personal library of almost 1000 books to be auctioned off for charity

The Memory Man’s collection includes books and magazines from as far back as the 1960s.

# books - Friday 23 November, 2018

Extract: Don't fear the reaper - an immunologist on why we shouldn't be so afraid of death

Immunologist Luke O’Neill writes about how death fascinates us all, but once upon a time it was sometimes a tricky thing for a doctor to confirm.

# books - Monday 19 November, 2018

Ten Irish novels in contention for €100,000 Dublin Literary Award, the world's most valuable annual fiction prize

141 works by authors from 41 different countries were nominated for the 2019 award.

# books - Saturday 10 November, 2018

'People say things about my hair; it's bananas': Joanna Donnelly on science and our fascination with weather

The Met Éireann forecaster’s new book, The Great Irish Weather Book, explains what weather is and how it happens.

# books - Thursday 8 November, 2018

From The42 Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year Read The Game

Here are the 23 contenders for the 2018 eir Sport Sports Book of the Year

The42 is represented twice on the longlist.

# books - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

How I went from being a data analyst with HP to owning the local bookshop

A cup of coffee changed my path, writes Cian Byrne during Irish Book Week.

# books - Monday 29 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge 8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November Book Club

8 books by Irish writers that will get you through your commute this November

November kicks off with the first ever Irish Book Week.

# books - Sunday 28 October, 2018

People on the Pier: Dún Laoghaire landmark remembered in new book

New book on Dún Laoghaire pier takes the reader down memory lane.

# books - Thursday 25 October, 2018

Here are the books fighting it out at the 2018 Irish Book Awards

You can vote for your favourites across the categories.

# books - Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Opinion: In the digital era, how do you raise your child to be a reader?

Bookseller Lorraine Levis advises parents on how to raise a book-loving child in a screen-loving era.

# books - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Poll: How often do you read a book? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you read a book?

The MS Annual Readathon is being launched today.

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